Ajit Wadekar      

Full name Ajit Laxman Wadekar

Born April 1, 1941, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 73 years 305 days

Major teams India, Mumbai

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium, Slow left-arm orthodox

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Ajit Laxman Wadekar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 37 71 3 2113 143 31.07 1 14 2 46 0
ODIs 2 2 0 73 67 36.50 90 81.11 0 1 11 0 1 0
First-class 237 360 33 15380 323 47.03 36 84 271 0
List A 5 4 1 193 87 64.33 0 2 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 37 7 61 55 0 - - - 5.40 - 0 0 0
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 237 1622 908 21 2/0 43.23 3.35 77.2 0 0
List A 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Dec 13-18, 1966 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Birmingham, Jul 4-8, 1974 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at The Oval, Jul 15-16, 1974 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1958-1975
List A span 1973-1974
Profile

An aggressive left-hand batsman who became slightly bogged down by responsibility, Ajit Wadekar's name will forever be linked with 1971 when he led the Indian team to historic triumphs in the West Indies and England. Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958-59 but had to wait eight years before playing for India in 1966-67, despite a string of big scores around the domestic circuit. But he took little time to establish himself in the Indian team and was a tower of strength to the Indian batting for seven years, playing scintillating or valuable knocks depending upon the state of the game. He was one of the best No. 3 batsmen in the history of Indian cricket and one of the finest slip fielders.

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Jan 3, 2013

Former India and Pakistan players were felicitated by the Cricket Association of Bengal, India v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Kolkata, January 3, 2013

Former India and Pakistan players were felicitated

© BCCI

Dec 10, 2011

Ajit Wadekar receives the Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award from BCCI president N Srinivasan, Chennai, December 10, 2011

Ajit Wadekar receives his lifetime achievement award from BCCI president N Srinivasan

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Mar 4, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar holds an autographed bat presented to him, as Ajit Wadekar and Garry Sobers look on, Mumbai, March 4, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar holds an autographed bat presented to him, as Ajit Wadekar and Garry Sobers look on

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 & 116/6 Assam 312
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 & 304/9d Baroda 184 & 67/2
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 & 187/5 Railways 302
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 215 & 161/5 (f/o)
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 262 & 131/0 (f/o)
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-31
Haryana won by an innings and 119 runs
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 346 & 20/0 (f/o)
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-31
M. Pradesh won by an innings and 97 runs
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9d & 8/0 U. Pradesh 220
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 318 & 123/6 (f/o)
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-31
Odisha won by 6 wickets
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-31
Vidarbha won by an innings and 93 runs
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